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Message Posted: Thu, 17 May 2001 @ 18:43:47 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Defaults for Date and Time columns
From:   Russ Huntley

If you are trying to do this as an afterthought to a large table, and you want to avoid having every row in the table updated, you can first add the column with a default of null, and then alter the column to a default of date.

Alter table xxx
add Inserted_Date Date Default null

and then...

Alter table xxx
add Inserted_Date Default Date format 'YYYY-MM-DD'

The same should work for time.

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